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JUNE 15, 2023
As A Loving Tribute To The Late Ken Pollack, Founder of the Babbo Italian Eateries,
The Eight Eateries in The Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Area Will Donate
100% of Profits On June 15, 2023 To The Seena Magowitz Foundation
To Help Support Innovative Pancreatic Cancer Research

Ken Pollack was a passionate baseball fan who lost his battle to pancreatic cancer in late 2022. Babbo means “daddy’ in Italian and Ken was that leading figure to his loved-ones and to his restaurant staff.

“If you give, you will get, and likewise if you get, your should give” was my Dad’s quote. This event is the perfect way for us to honor his legacy and live by his motto said his daughter, Taylor Schultz who is also
the Babbo Italian Eateries’ Marketing Director.

Pancreatic cancer is the third-leading cause of cancer-related deaths with the lowest 5-year survival rate of 12%. The Seena Magowitz Foundation funds pilot clinical trials seeking innovative life-saving and life-extending pancreatic cancer treatments. It creates mass awareness about pancreatic cancer and ways to help avoid getting this brutal disease. Its ultimate vision is finding a cure to defeat pancreatic cancer.

Savor The Finest Italian Dining and Honor Ken Pollack

8 Babbo Locations in Greater Phoenix
Arrowhead: 67th Ave & Loop 101
Cave Creek: Tatum Blvd & Cave Creek Rd.
Goodyear: Pebble Creek & McDowell Road
Mesa: Southern Ave. & Signal Butte Rd.
Phoenix: 16th Street & Glendale Ave.
Power Ranch: Power Rd. & Queen Creek Rd.
Scottsdale: Pima Rd. & Talking Stick Way
Surprise: 165th Ave. & Bell Rd.

Restaurant Locations
Sun-Thur 11am to 9pm
Fri-Sat 11am to 10pm
PDF Printable Menu
Web Photo Menu

Raffle Prizes

Enter Raffle Anytime from Anywhere & Win before Midnight June 15!
Authenticated signed baseballs from Yogi Berra, Ken Griffey Jr., Derek Jeter, Sandy Koufax, Stan Musial, Mike Trout, Ted Williams, Hank Aaron, Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle, Willie Mays, Shohei Ohtani, Ketel Martel, Madison Burngarner, Craig Counsell, or Louis Gonzalez.

Autographed jerseys by Randy Johnson, Louis Gonzalez, or Craig Counsell

Arizona Diamondbacks Infield Box ticket sets or Dugout ticket set (Set of 4 tickets each)

Prizes donated by Memory Lane Inc. and Arizona Diamondbacks.

Raffle tickets are virtual, no paper tickets. Winners need not be present to win.  Purchase tickets by Midnight, June 15, 2023. Drawing will be held on June 16, 2023. Winners will be contacted.  Your donation is 100% tax deductible.

Seena Magowitz Foundation is a 501(C)(3) Non-Profit organization. Federal Tax I.D. Number 20-4751072

Photos from previous event

Press Release

‘Baseball for Babbo’ Gives 100% of Profits to Pancreatic Cancer Research

Babbo’s Day of Giving Benefits the Seena Magowitz Foundation

PHOENIX — Babbo Italian Eatery is hosting its first-ever Baseball for Babbo Day of Giving event on June 15. All eight Valley Babbo Italian Eatery locations will donate 100% of profits made that day to the Seena Magowitz Foundation and its support of pancreatic cancer research. In addition, the Ken Pollack family and Roger Magowitz will each match funds raised up to $50,000.

This event is foremost a loving tribute to the founder of Babbo Italian Eatery, the late Ken Pollack. Ken was a passionate baseball fan who lost his battle to pancreatic cancer in late 2022. Babbo means ‘daddy’ in Italian and Ken Pollack was that leading figure to his staff and loved ones.

If you give you will get, and if you get you should give,’ was my Dad’s quote. This event is the perfect way for us to honor his legacy and live by his moto,” said Marketing Director of Babbo Italian Eatery Taylor Schultz.

Pancreatic cancer is the third leading cause of cancer deaths with an average five-year survival rate. The Seena Magowitz Foundation aims to defeat pancreatic cancer, maximize awareness and extend the quality of life for pancreatic cancer patients.

“The foundation accepts the challenge in pursuit of an eventual cure,” said the founder and CEO of The Seena Magowitz Foundation, Roger E. Magowitz. “We thank Babbo Italian Eatery for their desire and commitment to raise funds for pancreatic cancer research, done by the brightest, most innovative minds in medical science.”

Valley residents can enjoy a delicious meal from Babbo Italian Eatery, dine in or take out on June 15 to support the legacy of Ken Pollack and pancreatic cancer research. Donations to the Seena Magowitz Foundation can also be made by visiting the foundation’s website or Babbo’s donation page.

Babbo Italian Eatery

Babbo Italian Eatery is a local family-owned restaurant in its 21st year. Babbo has eight locations across the Valley (Glendale, Queen Creek, Cave Creek, Scottsdale, Mesa, Surprise, Phoenix, and Goodyear) and a traveling food truck. Babbo is known for its innovative Italian cuisine in a casual, family friendly atmosphere. The menu features an eclectic selection of classic and contemporary dishes, with a focus on fresh ingredients and house-crafted recipes. To find a location nearest you, visit Babboitalian.com.

Seena Magowitz Foundation

The Seena Magowitz Foundation is the face and voice of pancreatic cancer awareness. Harnessing collective synergy to defeat pancreatic cancer, the foundation communicates risk factors, symptoms, and ways to reduce the chances of getting the disease. The organization was founded by Roger E. Magowitz in honor of his mother, Seena Magowitz, who lost her battle with pancreatic cancer in 2001. The Seena Magowitz Foundation is entering its 20th year of funding pancreatic cancer research and pilot trials. For more information, visit seenamagowitzfoundation.org


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